Posted: Aug 1, 2006 12:31 pm
I was there and i can say that lloyd and chrome exchanged (at times) some goddam smokin' guitar riffing. for real. richard lloyd especially had the ability to completely floor me on certain songs. and the NYC crowd was ripe for the Dead Boys songs. with the first chorus of "i want you to know what love is," EVERY rocker in that room had their horns up, knowing exactly when that line was going to hit. that was cool. it was like, yeah, they're playing the song, you're recognizing it, talking to your friend beside you. then when that first chorus line came, robot-like turn to the front of the room, out of instinct, having heard that record a million times, and then up in the air! and singing along.
then the band would play these new songs (as in currently written) that would really blow, so you'd be like "man, this sucks now." but then they would come back with something as great as Sonic Reducer and the horns would go up again.
hit or miss, but the dead boys coverage was always right on.
tom and his dot dash moniker got extremely good advance press in all the NYC media outlets.
the only other show I saw was the carbonas on wednesday at maxwells, which was excellent.